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Pumpkin seeds: low demand despite Chinese New Year

January 4, 2023 at 2:13 PM , Der AUDITOR
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DALIAN. Although the Chinese New Year is approaching, demand for pumpkin seeds is unusually low. This is mainly due to the high Covid infection figures that still severely affect China's economy.

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The market for Chinese pumpkin seeds is currently largely stable with only a few moderate price increases. With Chinese New Year coming up on 22 January, most people in China are stopping work in the next few days and heading back to their hometowns to visit their families and recharge their batteries. Unusually, demand in the domestic market is low; normally it surges before the New Year celebrations.

The reason the situation is different this year is that purchases and consumption have dropped sharply due to the extremely high coronaviru

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